Today in Throwback Thursday, linking up with The First Grade Parade, I am reintroducing a wonderful book I found that would be great for Visualization. The kids loved it and it worked perfectly. So take a look and see what you think. There is a freebie involved as well!!
Whaaaattt, wait a minute, I used to want to be a dental hygienist, but not if they are letting sharks in the chair. Have you ever read this book?
It is super duper cute and hilarious. I happened upon it as I was reading to Super G one night and my teacher brain took over. We laughed as we looked through the pictures and imagined "watching a movie with a giraffe" and "sitting next to a porcupine on the subway." I couldn't stop thinking about using this for visualization. Since we are in between writing projects and guided reading novels... I thought this would be a perfect, little activity. Boy, did they have a blast with it!
Then, I read the story to them, without showing the pictures. I made them VISUALIZE what it would actually look like "if you invited ants to your picnic." We laughed and laughed. Then I reread them the story and showed them the pictures. Every page, I got an OHHHH, OHHHH, WOW!
Each student chose an animal and completed a web about the animal's characteristics. Next, I had them list what they would NOT do with their animal.
Finally they came up with a "never." It was super cute and they loved it. Everyone got a good chuckle as we shared aloud. Click here to get a copy of the worksheets I used. Enjoy!